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US retail stores close amid civil unrest across the country Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 20

Adidas and Target Corp are among a number of retailers in the US to have closed stores or postponed openings in response to the civil unrest taking place across the country over the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer.

Amazon blocks "non-essential" goods from warehouses Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 20

Clothing suppliers selling via online retailer Amazon will see their shipments temporarily blocked as the group makes room in its warehouses for the most-needed items during the coronavirus outbreak.

HanesBrands strikes multi-year C9 Champion deal with Amazon Beth Wright | 11 Mar 20

HanesBrands has launched its C9 Champion performance athleticwear exclusively with Amazon Fashion worldwide as part of a multiyear agreement following the end of a long-term deal with Target Corp. 

Amazon’s accelerating growth a concern for clothing competitors Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 20

Amazon’s recent results show that it achieved its highest UK revenue growth of 20.7% in the past five years in 2019 – which is worrying news for many competitors struggling to drive growth in the challenging trading environment.

Amazon doubles down on tackling fakes issue? Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jan 20 is doubling down on efforts to tackle fakes listed on its e-commerce site and is reportedly set to ramp up the data it gives to law enforcement.

Vibram ends FiveFingers retail partnership with Amazon Hannah Abdulla | 4 Dec 19

US-based high-performance footwear sole producer Vibram will no longer sell its FiveFingers articulated toe shoes directly to Amazon USA, weeks after Nike announced it was pulling its products from the e-commerce giant.

Amazon discloses supplier list for own brand products Beth Wright | 21 Nov 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has disclosed the names and addresses of suppliers of its Amazon-branded products, including apparel.

Nike to stop selling products on Amazon Hannah Abdulla | 15 Nov 19

Nike has confirmed it will no longer be directly selling its products through online platform

Online apparel platforms criticised over Bangladesh sourcing Hannah Abdulla | 31 Oct 19

Several online apparel retailers are alleged to be hosting third-party sellers on their platforms whose products are sourced from factories in Bangladesh that could be unsafe for workers.

Casual fashion continues to draw US teen spend Beth Wright | 9 Oct 19

Athletic brands such as Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon and sportswear giant Nike continue to prove popular with teens in the US, as casualisation of fashion continues despite teen spending falling to the lowest levels in eight years.

Amazon plans to meet Paris Agreement 10 years early Beth Wright | 20 Sep 19

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, says the e-commerce giant has decided to use its "size and scale to make a difference" by co-founding a new climate pledge as part of a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement ten years early.

Amazon will need to hike prices to offset fresh tariffs Hannah Abdulla | 5 Sep 19

E-commerce giant will need to increase prices on products sold in the US by between 2.1-2.6% in order to offset the impact of fresh tariffs announced on Chinese goods, analysts say.

Amazon launches personal styling service for women Beth Wright | 31 Jul 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has introduced a new styling service for women that provides personalised outfit recommendations from thousands of brands, including 7 for All Mankind, Calvin Klein, Levi's and Adidas.

Amazon launches AI-powered shopping tool Beth Wright | 19 Jun 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has unveiled a new AI-powered feature which helps consumers find clothing on its website based on a photograph or screenshot. 

Next looks to boost traffic to store via Amazon tie-up Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

At a time when retail continues to lose market share to online, UK high street retailer Next is looking to drive more traffic to its stores through a tie-up that allows Amazon customers to collect their parcels from its shops.

Amazon beats Walmart to US apparel top spot Beth Wright | 8 Mar 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has overtaken Walmart as America's most-shopped retailer for apparel, new figures show. 

Amazon scraps plans for New York headquarters Beth Wright | 15 Feb 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has ditched its plan to build a new headquarters in New York City and will instead proceed solely with the development of its new Northern Virginia facility. 

Amazon and TK Maxx again named in real fur faux pas Hannah Abdulla | 16 Nov 18

Retailers Amazon and TK Maxx have again been accused of selling clothing items containing real fur, following an investigation by a British TV programme.

Amazon expands "try before you buy" service to UK Beth Wright | 31 Oct 18

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce by rolling out its 'try before you buy' service, Prime Wardrobe, in the UK.

Investment fails to lift Amazon branded women's clothing sales Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 18

Despite significant investment by online retail giant Amazon to grow its fashion offering through the launch of a raft of private label brands, sales of women's clothing are not doing so well, new research suggests.

Amazon listed in US notorious markets submission Michelle Russell | 2 Oct 18

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has included certain Amazon marketplaces in its submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying foreign markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeits.

Amazon launches first athleisure private brand Beth Wright | 19 Sep 18

E-commerce giant Amazon continues its assault on the fashion industry, having launched its first athleisure private brand called Aurique.

Amazon continues assault on US clothing sector Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 18

Amazon looks like it could be ramping up its assault on the fashion industry after the US online behemoth filed a series of trademarks for more clothing brands.

Neiman Marcus taps Shopbop CEO to boost digital strategy Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

As part of its efforts to accelerate the company’s digital transformation, Neiman Marcus Group has named Darcy Penick, CEO of Amazon subsidary Shopbop, as president of Bergdorf Goodman.

Amazon launches fourth private apparel brand Beth Wright | 21 Jun 18

Amazon is continuing its assault on the fashion industry, launching its fourth own-brand essentialwear line called Meraki.

Amazon launches latest US delivery initiative Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 18

Online behemoth Amazon has launched its newest last mile delivery initiative in the US, sending out another strong indicator that shoppers are increasingly gravitating towards omnichannel services.

12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.

Gildan men's underwear available on Amazon Beth Wright | 14 Feb 18

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is making its full assortment of men's underwear styles available on Amazon for the first time.

US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.

Amazon patents mirror for trying on virtual clothes Beth Wright | 15 Jan 18

A new Amazon patent for a "blended reality mirror" that can be installed at home to show a person's image in a virtual outfit is yet another move that demonstrates the online retail giant is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry.




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